Morgan County Sheriff's Department

School resource officers are getting a pay raise, starting Saturday, in one Alabama county.

WAAY-TV reports the Morgan County Sheriff's Office says only six of 14 schools in the county have resource officers so they're hoping the salary boost will encourage more retired sheriff's deputies to work at schools.

Officials say SRO's are funded by the sheriff's office and the district, and this year they will be making about $1,000 more.

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate with a violent history of eluding law enforcement is on the run again.

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old John Kaleb Gillespie escaped from the jail in Decatur on Sunday.

Sheriff's officials say another inmate helped Gillespie climb over a recreation yard wall.

Officials say Gillespie tried to run over an Alabama state trooper in Lawrence County in November 2018 as officers fired on his truck.

An Alabama sheriff who leaves office next month has agreed to plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor tax charge.

Multiple news outlets have reported Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin signed an agreement Tuesday to plead guilty to failure to file a federal tax return in 2015.

The U.S. Justice Department says Franklin will enter the plea on January 10. Her replacement Ron Puckett is set to take take office on January 15 after she did not seek re-election.